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Pre Conference Workshop On Contemporary Issues in Finance, Accounting and Banking

Mr. S.N. Ananthasubramaniam, Past President, ICSI, New Delhi and Senior Partner in M/S Ananthasubramaniam & Co, inaugurated the One-day Pre-Conference Workshop on Contemporary Issues in Finance, Accounting and Banking on 17th August, 2017. The inaugural session by Mr. Ananthasubramaniam focussed on nuances of Corporate Governance norms and its mechanism in companies listed in stock exchanges. 
 
The workshop sessions by Dr. Krishna Prasanna, Associate Professor, Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, introduced research issues in Fixed Income Securities Market; the session by Mr. Rajat Singh, Chief Operating Officer, Ujjivan Small Finance Bank, discussed on the opportunities and challenges for Micro-finance Institutions. Further explained how micro-finance has gone through implementing financial inclusion of the Government. 
 
The panel discussion on ‘Empirical Research in Finance- Topics, Analysis and Models’ was spearheaded by Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director and Professor-Finance, SDMIMD; and Mr. B. Shivakumar, Chartered Accountant, Dr .Krishna Prasanna, IIT Madras; Dr. Durga Prasad Samantaray, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia; were the members. The panel discussion addressed various facets of teaching, research and publications in Finance. 
 
Earlier, Dr. M. Sriram, Conference Chair, welcomed the gathering and presented the theme of the workshop.
 

71st Independence Day Celebration

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Dr. G. Srilakshminarayana, Faculty, SDMIMD, hoisted the Tri-Colour during the 71st Independence Day Celebration and addressed the gathering. Dr. Srilakshminarayana recalled the sacrifices of freedom fighters and shared the dreams they have for future India. Quoting from the published source he said “a nation or society can be built if the citizens are built with right virtues” and called upon SDMites to achieve the same and march to build a bright society, which can be gifted to the future generations. Further, he appealed to the gathering to carry the virtues that were sown by the great leaders, teachers, parents and move forward to achieve the success to the heights but with depth in wisdom. Faculty & Staff Members and Students, joined the celebration. The celebration concluded with the distribution of sweets and community breakfast.

Sports Talk Series – Talk by Mr Arjun Goutham

‘Sport is always considered being second to academics in this country, slowly but surely things have been changing and sport is heading in the right direction’ thus opined Mr.  Arjun Goutham, Mind Coach, during the Sports Talk delivered to students of Sports Management Course on August 12, 2017. Mr. Arjun speaking on the topic ‘Taking a Stand for the Future of Indian Sports’ gave light to aspiring sports management students about the power of the mind and its' utilisation in the field of sports. He called upon the students to make the recommendations based on their experience to change the face of sports and take a stand to create a difference for the coming generations. The interactive talk gave an insight about how clear and progressive thought process could bring about a revolution in sports in this country.

Singapore Conference

Thirteenth Asia-Pacific Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance and Banking was organised by Global Business Research, Dubai in association with SDM IMD, Mysore on August 4-5, 2017 at Singapore. Prof. A. Seetharaman, Dean-Academic Affairs, S.P. Jain School of Global Management, Singapore Campus inaugurated the conference and delivered keynote address. In his talk, Prof. Seetharaman focussed on demystifying the practical utility and efficiency of Keynes’ theoretical framework on GDP identity. The conference was attended by the delegates from countries including China, United Kingdom, Srilanka, Taiwan, Turkey, India, Kenya and South Africa. Dr. Elango Rengasamy, the Conference Director delivered the introductory talk and welcomed delegates to the conference. Dr. B. Venkatraja, Faculty – SDM IMD, Mysore proposed the vote of thanks. The two- day conference was packed with events like technical sessions, panel discussion, interactive session and paper presentation sessions. 

Workshop on Effective Business Negotiation

As the business environment is increasingly becoming competitive and complex, it is critical for managers to equip themselves with negotiating skills. With this objective SDMIMD conducted a Workshop on Effective Business Negotiation on July 21, 2017 to the executives of Supreem Pharmaceuticals Mysore Pvt. Ltd., at SDMIMD Campus.  The workshop was designed and offered by Dr. H. Gayathri, Deputy Director and Professor in Marketing. This 1-day workshop was well received by the corporate world.

Talk by Sports Course Brand Ambassador

Former international tennis player and Brand Ambassador of SDMIMD and CS&MS Sports Management Course Mr. Somdev Devvarman said that there was a pressing need to promote sports at the grassroots level in the country. Mr. Somdev was delivering the talk on ‘Training and Development of an Athlete - Achieving Excellence in Sport’ to the students of Sports Management Course and invited sports professionals on July 20, 2017 at MDP Hall, SDMIMD. Former tennis ace highlighted need for training & developing sporting talent and sport managers in India to emerge as a major sporting nation in coming years. Earlier, senior tennis coach & Founder Member of CS&MS Mr. Enrico Preperno, welcomed the gathering and introduced the speaker of the Sports Talk Series. Mr. Arijith Ghosh, Honorary Member of CS&MS and faculty of the course delivered the Vote of Thanks. Sports Course Program Director Dr. H. Gayathri, faculty members of the institute and invitees were present.